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Computational Combustion Laboratory (CCL)
Dated: July 07, 2020
Ms. Tamanna Tasnim successfully defended her M.S. thesis titled "A Parametric Study of Cohesive Zone Modeling Applied to Interfaces Under High Impact Velocity Collisions". Congratulations!
Mr. Mukut's paper is featured on CTM cover
A figure from Mr. Mukut's paper on Spray-A has has been featured on the cover of Combustion Theory and Modelling, vol. 24(3). This paper presents a detailed study on the effect of multphase radiation and exhaust gas recirculation in soot and NOx formation in high-pressure engine-relevant conditions. (Links: CTM / Researchgate)
Dated: May 15, 2020
Mr. Tauer, Mr. Moens, and Mr. Navarez will work on software development for radiation modeling in collaboration with Dr. Richard Povinelli. Find out more about them here.
Dated: May 15, 2020
Mr. Alec Tauer and Ms. Chloe David have officially started their graduate research at CCL. Alec and Chloe have been undergraduate researcher in the lab since last year. Their graduate research will be continuation of their UG research. Find out more about them here.
Dated: January 16, 2020
A multi-instructor collaborative research on engineering education has been accepted in Computer Application in Engineering Education. This work explores the use of online discussion in engineering education. (Links: CAEE / Researchgate)
Dated: March 02, 2020
Mr. Felipe Ramos Coelho has joined the Computational Combustion Lab as a visiting scholar. Mr. Ramos Coelho is a Ph.D. student from Federal University of Rio Grande do Sul, Porto Alegre, Brazil. He will be working on efficient spectral models for Monte Carlo methods. Find out more about him here.
Dated: February 20, 2020
Ms. Ashley Sanchez (Major: Spanish and Biology) and Ms. Sierra Thomas (Major: Computer Science) have joined the Computational Combustion Lab this spring. Ms. Sanchez will be working with CCL and Haggerty Museum of Arts in developing novel ideas to communicate different aspects of environmental science to the general public. Ms. Thomas will be working on different aspects of high-performance computing related to radiation solvers. Find out more about them here.
Dated: January 16, 2020
Mr. Mukut's paper on Spray-A has been accepted in Combustion Theory and Modelling. This paper presents a detaield study on the effect of multphase radiation and exhaust gas recirculation in soot and NOx formation in high-pressure engine-relevant conditions. (Links: CTM / Researchgate)
Dated: December 23, 2019
A collborative paper of detailed soot and radiation modeling in a small pool fire has been accepted in Combustion and Flame. This is one of the first ever study to include detailed radiation model, along with detailed chemistry and semi-empirical soot model in pool fires. This study shows the importance of detailed nongray radiation modeling in pool fires. (Links: ScienceDirect / Researchgate)
Dated: Novemeber 13, 2019
Mr. Joey Farmer's paper on quasi-Monte Carlo method has been accepted in Journal of Qunatitative Spectroscopy and Radiative Transfer. This paper presents a detaield validation of QMC in radiative transfer calculation in combustion. QMC improves comptuational efficiency by orders of magnitude compared to conventional Monte Carlo methods. (Links: ScienceDirect / Researchgate)
Dated: August 26, 2019
Ms. Chloe David and Ms. Chaimaa Maghfour are joining the Computational Combustion Lab this fall. Both of them will be working on different aspects of high-performance computating related to combustion solvers. Find out more about them here.
Dated: Jul 15, 2019
Ms. Tito Onwuzurike is joining the Computational Combustion Lab this fall. She is coming to Marquette from St. Mary's University, San Antonio. She will be working on aerial dispersion of pollutants. Find out more about her here.
Dated: June 26, 2019
Mr. Khaled Mosharraf Mukut successfully defended his M.S. thesis titled "Effect of Radiation and EGR on Pollutant Formation in High-Pressure Constant Volume Spray Combustion." Congratulations! He will continue as a doctoral student working on soot modeling in CCL.
Dated: June 16, 2019
The inhouse Pangea cluster has added 144 more cores. This expansion was possible in collaboration with Prof. John Moore. More details about Pangea cluster can be found here.
Dated: June 03, 2019
Mr. Farmer presents his paper on validation and verification of quasi-Monte Carlo solver in The 9th International Symposium on Radiative Transfer, RAD-19, in Athens, Greece. His talk prompted discussion on how the QMC method can be utilized more in thermal radiation. RAD symposiums bring together radiation researchers from all over the world every three years.
Mr. Farmer presents in 4th TFEC
Dated: April 16, 2019
Mr. Farmer presents his paper on "An Efficient Monte Carlo-based Solver for Thermal Radiation in Participating Media" is accepted in the 4th Thermal and Fluids Engineering Conference. His talk was well-received. The audience was curious about parallel performance of this solver, which is a planned future task for this project. The conference is organized by American Society of Thermal and Fluids Engineers (ASTFE) and was held in Las Vegas, NV from April 14 to 17, 2019.
Dated: Apr 15, 2019
A SEED grant has been awarded to CCL to perform exploratory studies in air quality modeling and monitoring. This grant is a collaboration with Dr. Walter McDonald and Dr. Patrick McNamara from Civil and Environmental Engineering at Marquette. The title of the grant is "Tracking Airborne Pollutant from Urban Transportation and Wastewater Infrastructure to Protect Public Health."
Dated: Apr 04, 2019
Mr. Joseph Farmer successfully defended his M.S. thesis titled "Development of a Quasi-Monte Carlo Method for Thermal Radiation in Participating Media." Congratulations!
Dated: Apr 01, 2019
Mr. Alec Tauer is joining CCL as an undergraduate research fellow. He will work on a project titled "Modeling Aerial Dispersion of Combustion-Generated Pollutants in an Urban Landscape."
Dated: Mar 26, 2019
Mr. Mukut presents a talk on how soot statistics changes due to exhaust gas recirculation (EGR) in a high-pressure spray combustion configuration in the 11th US National Combustion Meeting.
Dated: Mar 15, 2019
Mr. Farmer's paper on "A Photon Monte Carlo Solver Utilizing a Low Discrepancy Sequence for Thermal Radiation in Combustion Systems" is accepted in the The 9th International Symposium on Radiative Transfer, RAD-19, in Athens, Greece. In this work he presented rigorous validation and performance evaluation of a quasi-Monte Carlo method. The conference organized by the International Centre for Heat and Mass Transfer (ICHMT) is the premier conference on thermal radiation transfer.
Dated: Jan 15, 2019
A leading marine outboard Diesel engine manufacturer Cimco Marine AB, Sweden has established an Engineering R&D program in Marquette. Dr. Roy is part of the team coordinating the project from Marquette's side.
Dated: Dec 15, 2018
Mr. Farmer's paper on "An Efficient Monte Carlo-based Solver for Thermal Radiation in Participating Media" is accepted in the 4th Thermal and Fluids Engineering Conference. He proposed a novel method for Monte Carlo method leading to almost an order of magnitude increase in computational efficiency. The conference is organized by American Society of Thermal and Fluids Engineers (ASTFE) and will be held in Las Vegas, NV from April 14 to 17, 2019.
Dated: Dec 11, 2018
A paper investigating impact of radiation and turbulence-radiation interaction (TRI) in a heavy-duty diesel engine from a collaborative research involving Dr. Roy has been published in Combustion and Flame. This work also proposes an efficient spectral model for nongray radiation.
A detailed modeling study of radiative heat transfer in a heavy-duty diesel engine.
C. Paul, S. Ferreyro Fernandez, A. Sircar, D. C. Haworth, S. Roy, M. F. Modest Combustion and Flame. 200 (2019) 325-341.
Dated: Sep 30, 2018
CCL is now part of a large collaborative grant awarded by Airforce Office of Scientific Research (AFOSR) titled "Connecting Experiments and Simulations while Designing Functionality into the Dynamic Behavior of Surrogate" (PI: Dr. John Borg). This project involves mesoscale modeling of energetics in high-energy impacts.
CCL in International Aerosol Conference 2018
Dated: Sep 06, 2018
Mr. Mukut presents a poster on soot modeling from high-pressure spray combustion in International Aerosol Conference 2018 in St. Louis, MO. The International Aerosol Conference (IAC) is held every four years by an aerosol association on behalf of the International Aerosol Research Assembly (IARA).
Mr. Mukut's work showed effect of radiation and EGR on soot and NO formation in Spray-A cases of Engine Combustion Network (ECN).
Dated: Aug 02, 2018
Ms. Tamanna Tasnim is joining the Computational Combustion Lab this fall. She is coming to Marquette from Bangladesh University of Engineering and Technology. Find out more about her here.
Mr. K. M. Mukut presents at the Spring Technical Meeting
Dated: May 21, 2018
Mr. Mukut presented his work titled "A Sensitivity Study on Soot and NOx Formation in High Pressure Combustion System" at the Spring Technical Meeting of the Central States Section of the Combustion Institute in Minneapolis, Minnesota. This meeting was organized by University of Minnesota in collaboration with American Flame Research Committee.
Mr. Mukut's work showed significant effect of radiation on soot and NO formation in Spray-A and Spray-H cases of Engine Combustion Network (ECN).
Mr. K. M. Mukut wins best poster award
Dated: April 20, 2018
Congratulations to Mr. Mukut for winning the best poster award at the annual graduate poster exhibition at the department. His poster was titled "Detailed Modeling of Soot Formation and Morphology in a Combustion System using Monte Carlo Simulation."
This is an annual poster competition, where more than 40 graduate students participate.
Dated: April 13, 2018
Dr. Roy and Dr. Fleischmann were awarded Michael J Wallace Faculty Development Award from Opus College of Engineering for fundamental atomistic exploration of soot formation in combustion system.
Dated: Feb 9, 2018
A grant titled "Novel techniques for improving convergence and scalability of a Monte Carlo radiation solver for large-scale combustion simulations" has been awarded to Dr. Roy. The proposed research aims to develop portable, high-efficiency radiation solver suitable for massively-parallel combustion simulations in HPC environments. This grant is sponsored by Office of Advanced Cyberinfrastructure division of CISE directorate in NSF.
Dated: Jan 9, 2018
An internal Regular Research Grant to study pollutant emission in internal combustion engine has been awarded to Dr. Roy for the calendar year 2018.
Dated: Jan 9, 2018
A paper on impact of radiation in high-pressure spray simulation from a collaborative research involving Dr. Roy has been published in Combustion and Flame.
This work uses radiation models developed by Dr. Roy to explore effects of soot, radiation, turbulent-chemistry-interaction, and turbulent-radiation interaction modling in a high-pressure n-Dodecane spray (ECN - Spray A) combustion.
Soot and spectral radiation modeling for high-pressure turbulent spray flames.
S. Ferreyro Fernandez, C. Paul, A. Sircar, A. Imren, D. C. Haworth, S. Roy, M. F. Modest Combustion and Flame. 190 (2018) 402-415.
Dated: Dec 12, 2017
A paper on simulation of a high-pressure gas turbine with detailed radiation from a collaboration involving Dr. Roy has been published in Journal of Engineering for Gas Turbine and Power.
This work uses radiation models developed by Dr. Roy to explore impact of radiation in a high-pressure combustion chamber.
Monte Carlo simulation for radiative transfer in a high-pressure industrial gas turbine combustion chamber.
T. Ren, M. F. Modest, S. P. Roy Journal of Gas Turbine and Power. 140 (2017) 051503.
Dated: Aug 17, 2017
Mr. Siduzzaman Khan, Mr. Khaled Mosharraf Mukut, and Ms. Yuxing Zhang are joining the Computational Combustion Lab this fall. Mr. Khan will be working on a joint experimental/numerical project coadvised by Dr. Allen and Dr. Roy. Mr. Mukut and Ms. Zhang will be working on soot and radiation modeling in combustion.
Find out more about them here.
Dated: Jul 17, 2017
The computational combustion lab has been awarded a startup allocation on the Comet HPC system from XSEDE. This allocation will be used for high-fidelity combustion simulations.
Dated: Jul 13, 2017
A paper by Dr. Roy on development and application on multiphase radiation solver has been accepted in International Journal of Heat and Mass Transfer.
This work explores possible effects of multiphase radiation in Diesel egnine-like conditions. It also presents a parametric study of spectral properties and optical models for Diesel spray.
Development of a multiphase photon Monte Carlo method for spray combustion and its application in high-pressure conditions.
S. P. Roy, J. Cai, M. F. Modest. International Journal of Heat and Mass Transfer. 115PA (2017) 453 - 466.
Dated: May 1, 2017
Mr. Joseph Farmer will be joining the lab as an Undergraduate Research Fellow for Summer 2017. He will be working on benchmarking of a radiation solver using the inhouse HPC cluster.
Find out more about him here.
Dated: Feb 16, 2017
Finally the inhouse cluster is in place (in collaboration with Dr. Jonathan Fleischmann).
Here are the specifications for the cluster.
Dated: Jan 17, 2017
An undergraduate research position is available for immediate start.
Position has been filled. Feb 02, 2017
Dated: Jan 17, 2017
There are several fulltime graduate research opportunities available for Fall 2017.
As of summer 2017, assistantship positions have been filled. But if you are interested, feel free to contact me for any future opportunities.
Dated: Dec 08, 2016
A talk titled "Improvements to Photon Monte Carlo Radiation Solver for Combustion Simulations" by Somesh Roy has been accepted for presentation at the Sixteenth International Conference on Numerical Combustion (NC17), being held April, 2017 in Orlando, Florida, USA, organized by SIAM. The abstract can be viewed here.
(c) Somesh Prasad Roy